Welcome to YEAR 6
Welcome to Year 6! Click on the link below which will take you to our Year 6 digi-floor book where you can find out all about our learning and fantastic experiences.
Class Teachers are as follows:
Ben Nevis: Alice
SS Robin: Erica
Year 6 Newsletter –Spring Term
Welcome back! We hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas and that you are looking forward to the Year 6 Spring Term as much as we are. Although SATs are on the horizon we still have lots of exciting things to look forward to this term!
Please make sure that your child arrives at school ready for the classroom doors to open at 8:40am as learning takes place immediately during the morning. This term we have a jam-packed timetable and it is important that children are settled , prepared and ready to begin their day.
Our new ’theme’ this term is titled ‘ The History of the Universe’ and looks at theories of how the Universe was created as well as the birth of stars and galaxies; we will be visiting the Science museum as well as Greenwich Planetarium (details will be sent out shortly) and we will be showcasing our work for this theme after the half term. Many thanks to the parents who came to our last showcase on ‘The Highs and Lows of the 20th Century’ and made it such a success. In Science we will be looking at evolution and adaptation as well as the links between dinosaurs and birds. We will also be visiting an exciting astronomy show in Greenwich. Our class text this term is ‘Star Wars; A New Hope’ which hopefully you managed to read with your child over the Christmas break. We will be writing newspaper articles and a narrative story based on this. During the second part of the Spring term we will explore Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ as part of our whole –school Shakespeare project.
P.E sessions will take place on Wednesday and dance sessions on a Tuesday. Therefore PE kits should be worn in every Tuesday and Wednesday. Guitar lessons take place on Tuesday also, the children may bring their guitar in from home and take it back at the end of the school day.
Homework in Year 6 will continue to form a very important part of the children’s daily learning as well as being an integral part of their SAT’s revision and so it is vital that homework is completed on time and to a good standard; if possible try to check your child has completed their homework before they bring it to school, there is a comment section on the homework for your feedback. Children are expected to known up to and including their 12 times table and any help you can give you child with this will be beneficial. They should also be reading regularly and completing their Reading Log weekly.
SATs specific parent workshops will be taking place this term, Maths on 27th February and Reading on 20th March, both will be 16.30—17.30 and all parents and pupils are welcome to attend. Further information on our France 2019 will be sent out shortly also! As usual, if you ever have anything that you would like to talk to us about then please do not hesitate to speak to us at the beginning or the end of the school day.
Finally the curriculum overview for this term can be found on the school website on the ‘Year 6’ page.
The Year 6 Team: Harry, Alice and Erica
YEAR 6 AUTUMN NEWSLETTER
Welcome back! We hope that you have had a wonderful summer and that you are looking forward to the Year 6 Autumn Term as much as we are. This newsletter will give you information specific to Year 6 for the forthcoming term.
Please arrive at school ready for the classroom doors to open at 8:40am. It is very important that the children are on time as timetabled activities will begin at 8.45 promptly.
Our current whole school theme is called A Better World. We will be learning about climate change and our ‘carbon footprint’ with a focus redesigning our local area to create a more sustainable Britannia Village. Our second theme will take us up to Christmas and is called ‘Highs and Lows of the 20th Century’. This theme is extremely exciting and will primarily focus on World War I and II and we will look at key figures, important battles and new technology; we will also visit the Imperial War Museum and HMS Belfast during this time in order to inspire our children’s writing. We also be reading ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ - a story set during World War II.
P.E sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. On these days pupils are permitted to wear PE kit into school and remain in it for the duration of the school day. If your child’s PE footwear is not plain black, then they must bring their black school shoes in a separate bag. It is also very important that your child brings their book bag to school every day as they will need to have their spelling book and reading book in school each day.
Homework in Year 6 will form an integral part of the children’s daily learning and so it is vital that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. Homework will be given out to the children on a Wednesday and is expected back the following Wednesday. Reading Logs will continue in Year 6 and the children are expected to show these to their class teacher every Monday—there is also a parent section that needs completing and we would be grateful of your support. The reading logs should summarise what your child has read over the week; your child should be encouraged to read each evening.
This year, every Year 6 child will continue to use Google Chromebooks during the school day. One of the benefits of this is that all of the children’s work is stored remotely (and securely) in the cloud and can therefore be accessed at home. We really want to encourage the children to continue their learning as much as possible at home and to do this they will need access to a device that can connect to the internet: a laptop, MacBook, tablet or even a smart phone with internet connection would be suitable. They should go to google.com and sign in using their unique e-mail address which ends in @britannia-village.newham.sch.uk and then use their password to access all their files in Google Drive.
Year 6 will visit France in June 2019. A meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th October—5:00pm which will allow us to discuss with you what the trip will look like and ask any early questions. This has been a hugely successful and enjoyable trip in the past and early planning is important.
As usual, if you ever have anything that you would like to talk to us about then please do not hesitate to speak to us at the beginning or the end of the school day. Parents evenings are also just around the corner—they will take place on the 3rd and 8th October. Please see the whole school newsletter for further information. If you would like more information about the curriculum, this will be available shortly on the school website..
Thank you for your support,
The Year 6 Team:
Harry (Brisbane), Alice (Ben Nevis), Erica (SS Robin)